Example sentences for: abruptly

How can you use “abruptly” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The fact that the universe abruptly exploded into existence out of apparent nothingness some 15 billion years ago, they submit, means it must have had a supernatural creator.

  • There is a long amiable letter to the young Lafayette in 1779, in which Washington, in a giddy mood, drifts into a reverie about competing for Lafayette's young wife with Lafayette himself--a funny bit of teasing, followed abruptly by a rueful reassurance, worthy of Stendhal himself, that "amidst all the wonders recorded in holy writ no instance can be produced where a Woman from real inclination has preferred an old man."

  • Worse, he's very big on language humor, on purposely mismatching tone and topic and veering abruptly between high-flown rhetoric and scatological bluntness.

  • Then, at age 17, Renoir was abruptly laid off, his paintbrush replaced by a machine.

  • Clark was "abruptly informed" that he will be leaving the command of NATO next April, about a year earlier than expected, and connects the departure to tension between the Pentagon and Clark during the Kosovo war, marked by Clark's repeated requests for more troops and equipment than the Department of Defense was planning to provide.


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